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Update posted by MelissaJArias On Apr 24
Well, it has been a few months since my last update to this website. I primarily use my Facebook to keep everyone updated of day to day activities. Recovery definitely started out slow for me, and took about 2 months for me to finally start feeling better. My doctors and everyone at Columbia kept saying, "I can't wait until you come in feeling like a million bucks." It was very defeating for a long time, because they kept telling me I was going to feel good, and I wasn't. Then, in early march, it happened. It was like a switch went off, and I felt amazing. I was able to play with rocks, work on the bathroom, I was unstoppable. Then, the next day, it felt like I have broken a rib on my right side. I was in so much pain, I figured I pulled a muscle from playing too much with rocks, but it's so hard to be down and out for so long and then feel good, and not push too hard. Then, a day or two later, I noticed I was getting a rash where the pain was. Turns out, I had gotten shingles from being worn down and stressed. :( I like to joke that soon it will be swarming locusts, I just can't seem to catch a break! But, I'm happy to announce that after those two horrible weeks with the shingles over, I feel great again! I've been spending my days working very hard on renovating the bathroom, and I'm just about done. Just need to tile new floors, and swap out the toilet and sinks. Then a couple of finishing touches here and there, and it will be completed. I'm also very happy to say that on April 20, 2013, my niece/goddaughter was born! I am excited to see her in person this coming Saturday in Las Vegas. I got permission from my doctors to go out there, it will be difficult, but well worth it. Not much else to report, just keeping busy with the bathroom, rocks, and "volunteering" at PAL. Dad is finally starting to crack, and allowing me to get a bronco soon :) Xoxoxo Tommy
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